Family Dining

During this period of managing the Covid-19 outbreak, the children will have their lunchtime meals within their classroom bubbles at their work table, that will be disinfected before eating takes place.

Out of the Covid-19 pandemic, we would operate a family dining experience for children.  Eight children sit at a table, with two of the older children taking on the role of ‘servers’.

Derbyshire County Council provides a daily lunch service in school which is available to all children.    All children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 are eligible to receive a free school meal. For children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, the current price of a school meal is £2.10 per day.  Please pay dinner money in advance on a Monday morning, either directly to the school office staff, or send it in a named envelope for your child to give to their class teacher.  Anyone in Year 3 and above who is eligible for free school meals should complete an online application form.

If children do not want a school meal, they can bring a healthy packed lunch to school. Please do not send fizzy drinks in to school, or drinks in glass, or breakable drinks bottles.

Children eat their lunch in the school hall                                                                        First sitting 12:00-12:30 school dinners. Play outside from 12:30-13:00                            Second sitting 12:30-13:00 packed lunches. Play outside from 12:00-12:30

In England, children are eligible to receive free school meals (FSM) if their parents are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.1

The Government recognises the benefits of healthy school meals and is committed to continuing to provide free school meals to families who need them. Healthy school meals can help to improve children’s readiness to learn and their behaviour at school, and can also help to establish healthy eating habits for life.